Battle in Seattle


1h 38m 2007

Brief Synopsis

In 1999, five days rocked the world as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seattle in protest of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Environmentalists, consumer advocates, labor unions, students, anarchists and pacifists all converged, bringing attention to how the WTO's laws w

Film Details

Also Known As
Battle i Seattle
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Drama
Historical
Political
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Aloe Entertainment; Grosvenor Park; Hyde Park Entertainment; Hyde Park Entertainment; Insight Film Studios; Redwood Palms Pictures; Wide Pictures
Distribution Company
REDWOOD PALMS/REDWOOD PALMS PICTURES; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Cathay Film Organization; Filmax International; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Metropolitan Filmexport; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); Palace Pictures (Slovakia); Redwood Palms Pictures; Screen Media Ventures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Seattle, Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

In 1999, five days rocked the world as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Seattle in protest of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Environmentalists, consumer advocates, labor unions, students, anarchists and pacifists all converged, bringing attention to how the WTO's laws were affecting democracy around the world. Among them are Django, Sam, Lou and Jay. United in their desire to be heard and to make a difference, for these protesters, this is very personal and the stakes are higher than mere politics. A peaceful demonstration to stop the WTO talks quickly escalates into a full-scale riot and an eventual State of Emergency results. The streets are mayhem, the WTO is paralyzed. Caught in the crossfire are Seattle residents, including its beleaguered mayor, a riot cop on the streets and his pregnant wife. The choices they make will change their lives forever and prove, ultimately, that ordinary people can change the world.

Film Details

Also Known As
Battle i Seattle
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Action
Drama
Historical
Political
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Aloe Entertainment; Grosvenor Park; Hyde Park Entertainment; Hyde Park Entertainment; Insight Film Studios; Redwood Palms Pictures; Wide Pictures
Distribution Company
REDWOOD PALMS/REDWOOD PALMS PICTURES; Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm; Cathay Film Organization; Filmax International; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Metropolitan Filmexport; Palace Pictures (Czech Republic); Palace Pictures (Slovakia); Redwood Palms Pictures; Screen Media Ventures
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Seattle, Washington, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2008

Limited Release in United States September 19, 2008

Released in United States September 26, 2008

Released in United States on Video March 10, 2009

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States March 2008

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Opening Night) May 22-June 15, 2008.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 7-15, 2008.

ThinkFilm acquired domestic distribution rights at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival for a reported sum of $2 million.

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2008

Limited Release in United States September 19, 2008

Released in United States September 26, 2008 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video March 10, 2009

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Opening Night) May 22-June 15, 2008.)

Released in United States March 2008 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (Spotlight Premieres) March 7-15, 2008.)